We went on another camping trip last weekend to celebrate my middle sons 8th birthday and we have more camping fun food and craft ideas to share! We went to McKinney Campground in Acworth, GA. If you live in the Atlanta area you should definitely try it out, we really like it there.
Camping Fun Food & Craft Ideas
I thought it would be hard to plan some fun food ideas for my sons birthday party, but we managed to transfer everything without any problems. I just made sure everything was easy. Planning and preparation is key in having a stress free camping trip!
My husband restored a vintage Serro Scotty 716 Travel Trailer last year and this is our 4th camping trip. We have had extra fun coming up with new & fun food ideas for our camping trips…my boys absolutely love camping! We never imagined how popular our camping posts would be and so happy to share what we create with all of you!
Serro Scotty Travel Trailer
Here is our little travel trailer…it fits all 5 of us pretty well. My oldest 10 year old is getting a little big for the top bunk so we are going to have to change our sleeping arrangements next time which will cut down on our storage, but we can use the back of the truck. We might end up getting the boys a tent to put beside it. They would have fun with the freedom of being on their own & that would free up some space.
Here is the inside…
Here is my sweet birthday boy who just turned 8! We decided make bear cupcakes because you know…bears and camping. It just goes together. I am sure he would have loved terrifying bears, but I needed something easy to make while I was there. I was going to make a cake, but was afraid of it falling apart with transporting it. These ended up working great and the kids thought they were super cute. I baked large cupcakes and packed them up to take with us.
You can find directions for these adorable cupcakes in our new cookbook Wild Eats & Adorable Treats.
The kids just loved these cupcakes and this is a great Camping party idea!
You can make a ton of these in just minutes!
One of our neighbors happened to be staying at the same camp site so it was great having my boys friends there to celebrate!
These are perfect to take along on camping trips or for a camping themed party and the kids loved them!
We made these little campfire cookies using vanilla wafers, chocolate chips, pretzel sticks, and fruit roll ups and put them together using chocolate cookie icing or you could use peanut butter.
Bear Claw Biscuit Pizzas
We came up with this fun idea of making Bear Claw Biscuit Pizzas for dinner. Huge hit with the kids and SO easy!
Just press out your biscuit dough and pull off a piece of the dough. Break that piece in half and press on the front to look like claws. Put them on non stick aluminum foil. Cook on medium heat just for about 3-5 minutes then flip over. Top with sauce, fresh mozzarella, & pepperoni to look like bear feet….
Orange Cinnamon Rolls
We also made these Orange Cinnamon Rolls. This is nothing new from us, but we really wanted to try this. I can see why this idea is so popular…it’s SO good and easy to make. Cut the oranges in half and scoop out the orange. Place the Pillsbury cinnamon rolls inside & place on the grill. The oranges keep the bottoms from burning and gives them such a great taste!
After cooked top with icing….
My boys & husbands favorite breakfast on camping trips is always a giant pancake with eggs, & bacon…
Camping Lunch Pockets
Another favorite of theirs are these Camping Lunch Pockets….
We roll out Pillsbury thin pizza crust and top by laying turkey and cheeses on one side. Fold the other side over and press the edges with a fork….
Bake for about 15 minutes and pack up to take along in foil….
Lay it out on the grill and reheat…
This makes things so easy & my family really loves this!
Here is our vintage grill…works great and looks good with our camper!:)
We also made burritos and quesadillas on the grill. I just packed up everything (make sure you bring a can opener) and filled the burritos with black beans, brown rice and cheese…
A very easy dinner and you can also heat up queso on the grill!
We came up with these fun Storm Trooper Marshmallows a long time ago for a Star Wars party that we had. They have always been such a big hit & we thought it would be fun to make them into Storm Trooper S’mores! Just decorate the face with chocolate cookie icing (or black edible marker) & pack up to take along….
Here it is nice & toasty…
My boys thought these were awesome!
Nothing better than a giant s’mores on a camping trip….
I also packed up some paints for the boys to make monster rocks…
This is what they came up with…so cute!
They also painted leaves and pine cones. We had googly eyes and some stickers to help them decorate…
My oldest created this bird house using a waffle box and tube…
They colored the outside and had fun making this…
Lots of beach play and making new friends. This is definitely a favorite part of camping….
Discovering new creatures…
Lots of thumb wars!:)
They do some winding down at night with a movie…
My youngest would be happy at this play ground the entire trip…
I purchased a few of these lanterns at the dollar store before we left. The boys loved them. Hardly put out any light, but they still had fun playing with them….
My favorite part of camping is sitting out at night with my husband just talking outside of our cute little retro camper!:)